Ask a group of health industry pros what “member engagement” means and you will get a vast array of interpretations--so much so that I believe Member Engagement, as a defined discipline and an organizational function, does not really exist in health care. The reality is that health care historically has not been very good at proactively and productively building positive relationships with the people we all serve. More to the point, nearly everything that has been done is insufficient to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow in driving profitability and health outcomes.
Renee Finley, VP, Enterprise Innovation, GuideWell joins us to talk about the business objectives behind GuideWell’s commitment to disruptive thinking and imagination.
You hear the word “innovation” thrown around a lot in the corporate world. How is innovation more than just a buzzword at GuideWell?
At GuideWell, innovation is core to our DNA. So much so – that “imagination” is a core value. While imagination, freethinking and a collaborative environment guide our culture, we do have a method to our innovation madness.
Central to this methodology is the need to focus our research and development efforts and ensure that they are aligned to helping us achieve our mission of helping people and communities achieve better health.
Welcome to GuideWell! We are a group of forward-thinking companies that offer a broad range of health-related products and services to help people and communities achieve better health. With our experience and broad view on how to improve the cost, quality and access to health care, we are re-imagining and reshaping the future of the health system.
Check out the video below to hear Pat Geraghty, our Chairman and CEO, share the vision of GuideWell.
“Logic will get you from point A to point B, but imagination will take you everywhere” – Albert Einstein.
Our industry is under specific pressure and uncertainty. Its long-term sustainability is predicated on our ability to significantly reduce costs and improve the overall effectiveness of care.
Unlocking the power of our imagination and focusing it through innovation is one way that we can reinvent our current business to create this long-term model of sustainability.
Today marks the first full day of the MediFuture 2024 Conference in Tampa, Florida. This invitation-only event on September 16-18 is a place where senior health care leaders from around the country will come together to learn, share, network and make connections empowering them to transform our health care system into what it needs to be to ensure a healthier, more efficient system for consumers.
Combining Quality and Convenience through Innovation in Telemedicine.
Telemedicine is a growing and dynamic field that’s been around for over 40 years. What started out as a way to provide medical support to populations in rural locations over the phone has grown into a $100 million video consultation industry. By 2018, this industry is expected to grow to over $13.6 billion.
How Will the Consumer of 2014 Shop for Health Insurance?
by Mark Stryker, Chief Financial and Business Development Officer, GuideWell Connect.
Have you noticed how the health insurance industry has evolved to being very similar to the retail environment in terms of seasonality? With the overlapping open enrollment periods for the IU65 and Medicare markets, as well as for many employer groups, the fourth quarter of the year has become incredibly important for the health insurance segment.
Thanks to health care reform, a market that is increasingly consumer-focused, and technology that is drastically changing how care will be delivered, the health care industry is in a state of flux. Yet flux can represent the right time to optimize your organization and ensure your value proposition delivers what is needed tomorrow, not yesterday. We were able to get some behind-the-scenes insights from our own CEO and Chairman, Patrick Geraghty, into how GuideWell has taken an entrepreneurial approach to these industry stresses.
There are times when the smartest approach to a problem is to draw against the tested experience of others. In many ways, champion